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Brushing 3 times a day may cut diabetes risk
Want to lower your risk of developing diabetes? Brush your teeth. Brushing teeth at least three times per day was linked to lowering a person's risk of developing type 1 or type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published March 2 in
March 9, 2020
Review highlights role of dentistry in diabetes detection
Oral healthcare professionals and patients widely support the use of blood tests for the early detection of type 2 diabetes in dental settings, according to a recent review.
March 8, 2020
Kids with type 1 diabetes have more caries
Two-thirds of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes have dental caries, according to a systematic review published in
BMC Oral Health
on September 14 that analyzed cases that spanned 20 years. The authors recommended that these patients be screened for early signs of caries and receive preventive treatment during routine dental examinations.
September 17, 2019
Perio treatment mix helps lower glucose levels
It can be difficult to find an effective treatment regimen to help patients with both chronic periodontitis and type 2 diabetes. Researchers conducted a review and found that a combination of three treatments, including scaling and root planing, was most effective in reducing blood glucose levels.
August 7, 2019
Periodontal disease linked to prediabetes, puberty
Periodontal health may be related to everything from prediabetes to puberty. Researchers who evaluated some of these connections presented their findings at the American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions in San Francisco.
June 11, 2019
Study links glucose disorders and perio disease
Patients with undetected glucose disorders (dysglycemia) have a higher risk of both periodontitis and myocardial infarction, according to a study published June 10 in
June 9, 2019
New studies focus on diabetes link with perio disease
New research on the relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes was presented on June 8 and 9 at the American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions in San Francisco.
June 9, 2019
Study: Stronger link between periodontitis and diabetes in men
Are men and women with type 2 diabetes just as likely to have periodontal disease? Periodontitis and type 2 diabetes share a connection, but men and women are diagnosed with them at different rates, so investigators sought to determine whether there was a link.
June 3, 2018
Hygiene Insider: Oral health varies by immigration status
April 10, 2018
JADA: People with diabetes visit the dentist less often
New research published in the
Journal of the American Dental Association
found a link between a patient's diabetes status and dental visits. People with diabetes and prediabetes visit the dentist less frequently than those without diabetes, the study found.
April 5, 2018
NIDCR gives $2M for perio disease and diabetes research
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) has awarded researchers from the New York University College of Dentistry and the University of Pennsylvania Dental Medicine a $2.2 million, five-year grant to study diabetes-related periodontal disease and bone loss.
April 1, 2018
New study links missing teeth and diabetes risk
Is there a link between missing teeth and a patient's risk of developing diabetes? The findings of a new study, presented on March 19 at the 2018 Endocrine Society annual meeting, suggest there is. Researchers found a connection between a decline in glucose tolerance and an increased number of missing teeth.
March 20, 2018
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